Henry A. J. Ramos

Henry A. J. Ramos is a social commentator and senior editor affiliated with the University of Houston-based Arte Público Press.

Henry A. J. Ramos is Principal of Mauer Kunst Consulting, a private research and advising firm working with social investors and public interest nonprofit groups. He is past Executive Director of Equal Voice Action, a national family membership organization of working and striving families seeking enhanced political and economic empowerment, and past President & CEO of the Insight Center for Community Economic Development, one of the nation's leading applied research centers on issues of economic mobility and justice. Prior to joining the Insight Center, Ramos served on the program staffs of the Ford Foundation, the James Irvine Foundation and the Levi Strauss Foundation. From 2007-2010, he served as director and lead consultant of the Diversity in Philanthropy Project, an initiative of leading U.S. private foundations to increase philanthropic effectiveness through the greater inclusion of multicultural talent in foundation appointments, investments and contracting. Ramos has served on many leading nonprofit and public boards over the years including those of the Nonprofit Finance Fund, the Harvard Journal of Hispanic Policy, and the Women's Foundation of California. He has also served as an appointed member of the California Community Colleges Board of Governors. Ramos, a California native, received a bachelor’s degree with honors from the University of California at Berkeley, an MPA (Master’s in Public Administration) from Harvard University, and a JD (Juris Doctorate) from UC Berkeley Law School.